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Columbia Icefield Tours and Activities

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Step onto the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefield and imagine what it was like during the last ice age. Located midway along the scenic Icefields Parkway connecting Canada’s Banff and Jasper national parks, the Columbia Icefield gives visitors a chance to experience how the landscape may have looked when glaciers covered the land.

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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Take in views of six different mountain ranges and nearby rivers aboard your state-of-the-art alpine transport, offering large windows and seating for four guests. Enjoy time exploring the ridge line boardwalk before returning back to town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.84
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Evening Wildlife Safari

Evening Wildlife Safari

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Join an animal-spotting bus tour in Banff National Park, observing the park’s amazing wildlife at dusk on this 2-hour, small-group tour that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening searching for elk, deer, bears and more because each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals in their natural environment. You'll also hear about the park's efforts to protect animals and their habitat from your expert guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.88
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Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

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Join us for a unique exploration of the Athabasca Glacier on this 4 hour hike across rock, snow and ice. Meet your guide at The toe of the glacier parking lot, get geared up, and head out on a fully organic, by foot mission to discover some of the hidden wonders of this powerful place. Surrounded by some of the tallest peaks of the range, your guide will walk you through the history of these headwaters, while ensuring your safety and comfort. We look for opportunities to descend below the ice surface using ropes and climbing equipment for those who are interested. Group size is small to ensure exploration of the area is environmentally conscious and current health protocols are respected.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.71
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Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour

Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour

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Explore the wilds of western Alberta on this full-day Banff to Jasper one-way tour. Travel with your guide through the rugged wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks. Take in top regional attractions such as Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls, Lake Louise, and the Weeping Wall. At the Columbia Icefield, hike to the Athabasca Glacier or take the Glacier Skywalk over Sunwapta Valley. Learn about the region’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre or enjoy a guided walk to a scenic viewpoint. Then, finish your journey in Jasper.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.70
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Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

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Explore the Canadian wilderness on this 9-hour Lake Louise to Jasper one-way tour. Following a pickup from your Lake Louise accommodation, travel with your guide through the wilds of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Marvel at some of Canada’s most impressive mountainscapes, and discover snow-covered peaks and mighty glaciers. Take in top regional attractions on route such as Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls. At the Columbia ice field, trek up to Athabasca Glacier or enjoy panoramic Sunwapta Valley views during the glacier skywalk.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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1 Hour Bow River Ride

1 Hour Bow River Ride

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Saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback riding adventure. Get out of the car and onto the trails of the Bow River or the Spray River and enjoy the area’s beautiful outdoor environment, largely unchanged from the days of the pioneers. This equine-themed odyssey includes a guide, use of a horse, and all necessary equipment.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour

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The Rockies boast some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, but the rugged mountain terrain poses a unique set of challenges. On this full-day sightseeing tour, enjoy round-trip travel from Banff and reach far-flung attractions including Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway in comfort. Stop at picturesque spots including Bow Falls and Moraine Lake, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on this guided tour from Banff. Located inside the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the lakes are well-known for their distinct turquoise hues. Gain insight into the area’s mountaineering history, admire views of the Valley of Ten Peaks and leave with plenty of frame-worthy photos. Round-trip transportation is included on this small-group tour. Don’t miss this seasonal tour that operates from April to November.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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Enjoy this full-day tour from Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier and the stunning scenery lining the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. This tour travels halfway along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, recognized as one of the top drives in the world passing numerous Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and emerald lakes. Your tour also includes round-trip transport from Banff, a mountain picnic lunch, Glacier Skywalk, and an all-terrain Ice Explorer tour.
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  • 11 hours
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

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Saddle up and head out on the Rocky Mountain trails in Banff National Park. Explore the area by horseback with your cowboy guide to see the area in a way you can only experience from on the back of a horse. With a guide in the lead and a guide bringing up the rear, your ride will be a safe, fun adventure in the wilderness.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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Delve deep into the Banff National Park and admire the scenery from the water on this canoe adventure. Paddle along the pretty Bow River and listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of Canadian history and heritage. Watch the riverbanks for sightings of native wildlife, then finish your canoe tour with light refreshments.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

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Explore the historic landmarks and natural wonders near the town of Banff on this half-day, small-group tour. Admire the unparalleled beauty of natural sights including Bow Falls, the surreal Hoodoos rock formation, and beautiful Lake Minnewanka, among others. This guided tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Banff, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Columbia Icefield tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Columbia Icefield can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Columbia Icefield 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Columbia Icefield costs USD 49.46. Guided Columbia Icefield tours start around USD 49.46 per person.
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